Wildlife

Ecosystem health is a new area of study that seeks to understand the ecology of infectious diseases and the interconnectedness between domestic animals, people and wildlife as applied to health, food security and conservation.  Dr. Dominic Travis, one of our wildlife experts, contributed to the recent World Organization of Animal Health Wildlife Risk Analysis International Guidelines textbook which exemplifies the importance of wildlife trade on transboundary diseases. Our experts also participated in a Department of Homeland Security project to evaluate the risk of Ebola spread by wildlife trade from West Africa counties into the US and in a risk prioritization tool to evaluate the risk of the importation of rodents from Latin America into the US.